TietoEnator signs outsourcing deal with Swedish Halland County Council

TIETOENATOR CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 17 JULY 2002 1.00 PM 1(1) TietoEnator signs outsourcing deal with Swedish Halland County Council The Halland County Council in western Sweden has after extensive evaluations chosen TietoEnator as the future provider of processing and consulting services for the County Council. The agreement is valid for four years with an option for another four. TietoEnator estimates the order value to be close to SEK 50 million for the first four years. -TietoEnator is by this deal further strengthening its position as the leading IT-services and outsourcing provider both on the general market and in the western region of Sweden, comments Bo Gärdfors, responsible for marketing for TietoEnator healthcare activities. The first steps of the agreement include processing services concerning approximately 40 servers, plus a larger number of consulting services. According to the IT strategy of the County Council, all IT-processing and consulting activities will, over time, gradually be transferred to external vendors. This opens up potential for TietoEnator offering further processing services for the totally close to 60 different IT- systems now existing within the County Council. For further information, please contact: Bo Gärdfors, Marketing Manager, TietoEnator Public & Healthcare +46 70 511 1632 bo.gardfors@tietoenator.com Nils Knutsson, Marketing Director, TietoEnator Public & Healthcare +46 70 835 4476 nils.knutsson@tietoenator.com With almost 12,000 employees and annual net sales of EUR 1.1 billion, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, building and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. www.tietoenator.com TIETOENATOR CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/17/20020717BIT00150/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/17/20020717BIT00150/wkr0002.pdf